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1 Day Private Safari (Park Fees Included!)

By Ajith Safari Jeep Tours

Overview

1 day
Private trip
This option is a full-day game drive in Udawalawe National Park with an experienced safari guide and is perfect for those who have arranged their accommodation separately. The full-day game drive will take place from 5:00 am to 7:00 pm and you will see a variety of its wild animals, many kinds of birds, snakes.
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Trip Inclusions

From US$ 150 27,239.73 LKR per group
  • Coolbox with Drinks, and Water.
  • All game drives in our 4×4 customized Luxury Jeeps (Exclusive jeep for you, No sharing with others, Private tour)
  • National park fees including all taxes.
  • Binocular
  • Free hotel pick up and drop (From hotel in Udawalawe, Yala, Tissamaharama, Kirinda, Kataragama, Weerawila, Hambantota area)
  • All Taxes
  • Breakfast (additional US 8 per person)
  • Picnic Lunch (additional US 10 per person)
  • Travel Insurance
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Transport

Pick-up
05:00AM
Free hotel pick up and drop ( Udawalawe area)
Drop-off
07:00PM
Free hotel pick up and drop ( Udawalawe area)

Availability

Trips available daily
Feb 20
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Feb 21
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Feb 22
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Feb 23
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Feb 24
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Feb 25
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Bookings should be made at least 1 day in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Udawalawe National Park
Udawalawe National Park

Today you will be going to see Elephant and other wildlife.

  • 05.00 AM Pick up from the hotel
  • 05.45 AM: We’ll enter the park and try to find Elephants, Birds, and animals.
  • 10.00 AM: Break near the River
  • 02.00 PM: Lunch and Continue the safari
  • 07.00 PM. Return back to the hotel

Meet your guide

Ajith Safari Jeep Tours

Ajith Safari Jeep Tours is one of Sri Lanka’s leading safari providers that specialize in custom-made small group safaris in multiple locations around the island. Their knowledge of the game animals, roads and the local cultures is unmatched. At the same time, they have the ability to ensure your safety during the safari due to their expert knowledge of driving through any kind of terrain.
33 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

4.9 out of 30 helpful reviews
yychole
07 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
We had a 5 hour safari tour for 5500 rupes including pickup and return from hotel. Our driver is Ashad, son of Ajith. We enjoyed every minute in Udawalawe National Park! So many varieties of animals to see and Ashad has a real hawk eye to see small birds and even still chameleons with the exact color as the tree twigs. No idea how he made it. He has a book collection of animals in Sri Lanka therefore it also helps us to learn about many animals that we don't know before.
fraserfamily26, United Kingdom
04 Apr 2019 on TripAdvisor
Had a great afternoon Safari with our guide and driver Sandun. He arrived before the pick up time at the Shangri La Hambantota and proved to be an excellent guide when we reached the park spotting many birds and other animals that we’d have missed. He was in no hurry and gave us a memorable afternoon.
ChiKan, United Kingdom
21 Mar 2019 on TripAdvisor
Had a great time at Udawalawe watching the elephants in the afternoon safari and at Yala find the leopards in the morning safari. Our guide Vishna had incredible enthusiasm and knowledge of the parks. He had passion for wildlife and his work which always lifted our energy when the heat burns you up. For those planning a visit I would recommend you find a good driver and you won’t need to pay extra for a guide. The morning safaris are best for those looking to avoid the heat. Yala is a much bigger park with a greater variety but Udawalawe has more elephants and you get closer to them.
Navigator789179
14 Jul 2018 on TripAdvisor
We had an amazing time with Ajith safari jeep tours. We have preboked the Udawalawe tours with them. The driver is excellent and professional. Very experienced and knowledgeable about the wildlife. The jeeps were comfortable and they are using toyota hilux's and land cruisers.
chasethecheese, Australia
29 Dec 2016 on TripAdvisor
We were picked up early from Hambantota for the full day Yala tour, returning about 6:30pm. Our driver was Sachika, who was very good both on the roads and on the safari. He also worked well on the phone with friends and colleagues to try and locate other animals. Our guide was Gayan, who we picked up at the entrance to the park. He had very good vision, picking up small lizards, small birds as well as the larger animals. It took all day, but we found a leopard drinking right near the end, which was amazing. Together they were able to take video through the binoculars for an extra close-up look. We saw a lot of elephants, deer, buffalo, mongoose as well as some monkeys and crocodiles. There were reports of a bear, but we did not see it. The food was plenty and very good. We also earlier booked the Udawalawe half day for the next day just in case Yala did not work out. In hindsight, it was not really needed after our great day at Yala. Sackika took us again but a different guide this time. It was good, but other than dozens of elephants in a more open setting, our great day at Yala made it difficult to beat. Nevertheless, there were lots of baby elephants (only months old). Make sure to wear warm clothing for early morning pick-up - the back of the Hilux is open at the sides and front, so more than 1 hour on the main roads gets very cold.

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Ajith Safari Jeep Tours pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
Packing list for the trip
Binoculars
Camera
Casual clothing
Hat
Insect Repellent
Can you arrange transportation to/from Udawalawe National Park?

Yes sure! If you're coming from any other parts of Sri Lanka (e.g. Colombo) to Udawalawe National Park for your safari, or you need to head from Udawalawe National Park to any other parts of Sri Lanka after your safari, we can provide a private car transfer. This will cost US $60 per 4-person car, per one-way transfer. Please do indicate in your booking form if you require this transfer.

What safari duration should I go for?

Udawalawe is a small national park so if you're lucky to spot all the wildlife quickly, you only need a three-four hour safari (which is the most popular option). However, you might see different wildlife and different behaviour in the early morning compared with late afternoon, so if you're a keen photographer or a huge wildlife lover, you may want to do a full-day safari to maximise your chances of seeing the wildlife!

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